Yul Kwon: Asian Americans Native Hawaiians & Other Pacific Islanders Have a Stake in HealthCare.gov

Yul Kwon:
Asian Americans Native Hawaiians & Other Pacific Islanders Have a Stake in HealthCare.gov

http://youtu.be/1ce5NJvHwH0

Did you know that health disparites costs America $1.24 Trillion? And that 20% of Native Hawaiian Pacific Islanders and 17% of Asian Americans are uninsured? That’s higher than the national uninsurance rate of 16%. Watch this video featuring Yul Kwon and learn why AA NHOPIs, and all Americans, have a stake in the successful implementation of the Affordable Care Act & www.HealthCare.gov.   (2 minutes)

Did you know?

Did you know that 20% of Native Hawaiians and Other Pacific Islanders (NHOPIs), and 17% of Asian Americans (AAs), are uninsured?  That’s higher than the national uninsurance rate of 16%.

Did you know that 30-31% of Korean-Americans are uninsured?   That’s as high as the national uninsurance rate for Hispanic-Americans and Native Americans.

Did you know that 24% of Native Hawaiians, 21% of Vietnamese and 20% of South Asians are uninsured?  That’s higher than the national uninsurance rate for African-Americans.

Did you know that 1 out of every 3 AA NHOPIs is Limited English Proficient?  That’s 20 times the rate for non-Hispanic Whites.

Did you know that 1 out of every 8 AA NHOPIs lives in Poverty?  That’s higher than the non-Hispanic White poverty rate.

America’s 2.4 Million uninsured, and 14.2 Million insured AA NHOPIs, have a vested stake in the Affordable Care Act.

Wellness Matters.    Informed Choice Matters.

In fact, if you were to ask America’s 2.4 Million uninsured and AA NHOPIs “What does the Affordable Care Act Mean for You?” the answer would be:

– Health & Wellness
– Access to Linguistically & Culturally Appropriate Care
– Affordability

It’s also:

– Non-Discrimination:  Coverage for Pre-Existing Conditions
– Health Care Tax Credits for Small Businesses & Non-Profits
– Health Equity and the Elimination of Health Disparities
www.HealthCare.gov

In March, 2010, President Obama signed the Affordable Care Act and the Healthcare and Education Affordability Act.

AA NHOPIs have a stake in the successful implementation.

To ensure that America’s 2.4 Million uninsured and 14.2 Million insured AA NHOPIs have the information they need to make an informed choices, two videos were produced to share “What the Affordable Care Act Means to the AA NHOPI Community” (10 minute video) and “Why AA NHOPIs Have a Stake in www.HealthCare.gov” (2 minute video)

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